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Iain Griffiths

Mr Lyan Ltd
Business Manager
London, UK
Iain Griffiths has been involved in the hospitality industry for over ten years. He has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the business from his experience in his native Australia where he not only oversaw the opening of several bars and clubs, but also the creative aspect of the cocktail world having worked at both Black Pearl in Melbourne and Eau de Vie in Sydney.

Following this, Iain moved to Edinburgh to manage the world renowned 'Bramble' in Edinburgh. Taking his tally of top 20 bars in the world to 3, he also was crowned Global winner of the Caorunn Story Tellers competition.

Iain is now to be found as New Business Development Manager for Mr Lyan Ltd where alongside Ryan Chetiyawardana, the pair have lead the company to a string of success in the last 3 years.

They were awarded co 'Innovator of the Year' at the Imbibe Awards 2014 whilst later in that same year, White Lyan was also crowned 'Best New International Cocktail Bar' at the Spirited Awards and then number 20 in “World’s 50 Best Bars”. From there Dandelyan has opened to much acclaim, recently winning the same award for 2015 at the Spirited Awards, “Best New International Cocktail Bar” and White Lyan being nominated in the Top 4 for “Best International Cocktail Bar”.

The company has grown to be recognised as industry leaders for innovation and a sustainable focus on all things food and drink, and Iain has had the opportunity to present around the world on such, from Tales of the Cocktail, to FutureFest & SxSW.

Iain is also the current UK Bacardi Legacy champion with his drink, the Carta Switchel.

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